Database Details : World Polychaeta database

Full name: World Polychaeta database UPDATED!
Short name: WoRMS Polychaeta
Version: 2017-03-01
Release date: 2017-03-01
Authors/editors: Read G., Fauchald K. (Ed.) .
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Annelida - Polychaeta
English name of the group: Bristle worms
Number of living species 11,540
Number of living infraspecific taxa 333
Number of extinct species: 489
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 8
Number of synonyms: 8,216
Number of common names: 236
Total number of names: 20,822
Abstract: This global marine species list is part of the World Register of Marine Species database, which aims to provide the most authoritative list of names of all marine species globally. Data have been contributed to the Catalogue of Life via the WoRMS, hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).
Organization: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Wellington, New Zealand; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
Bibliographic citation: Read G., Fauchald K. (Ed.) . (2018). WoRMS Polychaeta: World Polychaeta database (version 2017-03-01). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 2017 Annual Checklist (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds.). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-884X.